orruption does not end because people have a change of heart. Corruption ends through rigorous enforcement, monitoring and punitive action. Corruption seems to be so deeply rooted in the society that it is impossible to believe that it will end anytime soon. There has been a phenomenal increase in the number of corruption cases ever since the eruption of militancy in late 80s. People found a universal excuse of indulging in corruption and then blaming it on the circumstances. It was an impossible state of affairs where people in their subconscious mind thought that looting government departments was not all that bad given the prism with which anything related to government was looked upon.
According to the International Chamber of Commerce estimates, the cost of corruption equals more than 5% of global GDP [gross domestic product] (US $2.6 trillion), with over US $1 trillion paid in bribes each year; furthermore, corruption adds up to 10% to the total cost of doing business globally, and up to 25% to the cost of procurement contracts in even developing countries. According to experts on the subject, systemic corruption becomes particularly prevalent in the absence of adequate legislative control, judicial or autonomous control bodies, media professionals, and representatives of independent civil society. Corruption cannot be defeated if civil liberties are not firmly guaranteed.
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This scourge of humanity should be fought globally because it is the enemy of security, development, progress, and peace. In Jammu and Kashmir, without any concrete tracking, auditing and monitoring people working in government departments did what suited them the most. The general public suffered a great deal because of this massive corruption happening across the rank and file of all departments. There had been cases where a resolute incorruptible employee was bumped off to pave way for massive looting.
Now that the things are not that bad the anti-corruption units in Jammu and Kashmir UT must open all old files of corruption and build watertight cases against the officials who looted public exchequer. The looters of our forests, the most corrupt in Roads & Buildings, and Healthcare need to be brought to book. We want a corruption free Jammu and Kashmir. No one should be allowed to use the political situation as a shield for their shady deals.